The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 18 17 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +44
Contract jobs citing SOA 39 41 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.51% 7.22% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.40% 9.13% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 2
Median daily rate £475 £550 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +74.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £469 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -8.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 449 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 83.41% 79.05% 82.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 229 275
Median daily rate £425 £430 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £580 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 85 43
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -1 11 £520 -5.45% 1
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SOA.

1 48 (87.27%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (60.00%) Scrum
3 32 (58.18%) Marketing
3 32 (58.18%) Digital Marketing
4 31 (56.36%) Open Source
4 31 (56.36%) Java
5 30 (54.55%) TDD
6 29 (52.73%) J2EE
7 22 (40.00%) DevOps
8 20 (36.36%) Virtual Team
8 20 (36.36%) OO
9 18 (32.73%) Manufacturing
10 17 (30.91%) SAP
10 17 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (30.91%) Kanban
11 16 (29.09%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (29.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 16 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (29.09%) Programme Management
11 16 (29.09%) Zachman Framework
11 16 (29.09%) TOGAF
11 16 (29.09%) Electronics
11 16 (29.09%) Telecoms
11 16 (29.09%) Finance
11 16 (29.09%) WSO2
12 15 (27.27%) Analytics
12 15 (27.27%) Legal
12 15 (27.27%) SMS
12 15 (27.27%) .NET
12 15 (27.27%) Web Services

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (25.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 14 (25.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (16.36%) Apache
2 9 (16.36%) Confluence
2 9 (16.36%) JBoss
3 4 (7.27%) Mule
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 16 (29.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (25.45%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) SMS
2 9 (16.36%) HTTP
2 9 (16.36%) SSL
2 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) Big Data
2 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
1 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.36%) JIRA
2 9 (16.36%) JIRA Agile
2 9 (16.36%) Subversion
3 6 (10.91%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.64%) Ant
4 2 (3.64%) Maven
General
1 32 (58.18%) Marketing
2 18 (32.73%) Manufacturing
3 16 (29.09%) Electronics
3 16 (29.09%) Finance
3 16 (29.09%) Telecoms
4 15 (27.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Architect
2 15 (27.27%) Digital Architect
2 15 (27.27%) Digital Marketing Architect
3 13 (23.64%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (20.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 11 (20.00%) IT Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Scrum Master
6 5 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
6 5 (9.09%) Test Specialist
7 4 (7.27%) Lead DevOps
7 4 (7.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (7.27%) SOA Architect
8 3 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) QA Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Release Manager
8 3 (5.45%) SOA Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (52.73%) J2EE
2 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 15 (27.27%) Web Services
3 13 (23.64%) Middleware
4 11 (20.00%) SOAP
5 6 (10.91%) RESTful
6 5 (9.09%) JSON
6 5 (9.09%) XML
7 4 (7.27%) Apache Camel
8 3 (5.45%) Play Framework
8 3 (5.45%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (5.45%) Swagger
8 3 (5.45%) XSLT
9 2 (3.64%) Ajax
9 2 (3.64%) Apache CXF
9 2 (3.64%) CSS
9 2 (3.64%) HTML
9 2 (3.64%) HTML5
9 2 (3.64%) JSP
9 2 (3.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) Virtual Team
2 15 (27.27%) Social Media
3 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (87.27%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (60.00%) Scrum
3 32 (58.18%) Digital Marketing
4 31 (56.36%) Open Source
5 30 (54.55%) TDD
6 22 (40.00%) DevOps
7 20 (36.36%) OO
8 17 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (30.91%) Kanban
9 16 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (29.09%) Programme Management
9 16 (29.09%) Technical Architecture
9 16 (29.09%) TOGAF
9 16 (29.09%) Zachman Framework
10 15 (27.27%) Analytics
10 15 (27.27%) Big Data Analytics
10 15 (27.27%) Data Analytics
10 15 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (25.45%) User Stories
12 12 (21.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (56.36%) Java
2 7 (12.73%) Perl
3 5 (9.09%) XPath
4 3 (5.45%) C
4 3 (5.45%) Ruby
5 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) Scala
6 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) ISEB
1 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (16.36%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) SAP
2 16 (29.09%) WSO2
3 14 (25.45%) Adobe
3 14 (25.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) IBM
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